Harley-Davidson Sportster V-Twin Ironhead Engine Rebuild Time Lapse

If you’re taking an engine completely apart, putting in new parts to make sure ...

If you’re taking an engine completely apart, putting in new parts to make sure that it’s functioning properly, and assembling it all back together again, it takes an immense amount of not only talent but also time. Even if you’re incredibly good at something like this and have done it multiple times, it still can be quite the time consumer, turning seconds into minutes and hours to make sure that every piece is in exactly the right place and every bolt is tightened to the proper specification to ensure proper operation.

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While something, like breaking down and rebuilding a Harley-Davidson Sportster V-twin Ironhead, is an art and a science combined into one and it is really a joy to watch, I don’t think that there are too many people who have time to sit around and watch the entire thing unfold as someone turns every wrench from start to finish. Therefore, videos like this timelapse end up being pretty handy, allowing just about anyone to sit down and enjoy this kind of tough work over the span of just a couple of minutes that will allow you to really get an appreciation for what these guys are doing.

Follow along in the video down below that will allow you to ride along with this Harley rebuild that takes you inside of what it takes to do something like this. While it might not exactly give you all of the down and dirty details that go into a job like this, it can certainly help you to get an idea of all of the time and effort that ends up getting invested in this lengthy process.

After seeing this one for yourself, be sure to tell us what you think about how these guys went above and beyond to capture the essence of a rebuild like this one.


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